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Updating My Craftsman 113 Table Saw

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Blog series by CRAIGCLICK updated 04-02-2018 05:25 PM 3 parts 5225 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Updating my Craftsman 113 Table Saw (AKA Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear)

03-21-2018 02:36 AM by CRAIGCLICK | 5 comments »

I picked up the woodworking bug when I decided to make some kitchen cabinets for my house “on the cheap.” I had a DREADFUL cheap Ryobi table saw to work with, but even so (thanks to a homemade router table and a decent router), I managed to build some nice plywood cabinets with hardwood face frames and shaker-style doors and drawers. All thanks to some Youtube tutorials and a WHOLE LOT of patience. Not bad for a first try! The problem was that I had now been bitten by the wo...

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Part 2: Slower Than I Thought, But It's Coming Together

03-28-2018 06:26 PM by CRAIGCLICK | 3 comments »

Finally was able to get away from all my other responsibilities this past weekend and get some work done. I was able to make progress, but lack of time and indecision (and cheapness) on my part made it tough to complete the job. I was able to cut the rails to length, sandblast, cut them to length, prime, paint, and mount them. It took me an entire day of hemming and hawing to finally come up with wing extension sizes for the danged thing. I wanted to have enough room to use the saw as...

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Part 3: Almost There!

04-02-2018 05:25 PM by CRAIGCLICK | 1 comment »

Short entry today So this weekend, I was able to get one of the wing extensions finished and I got all of the pieces cut and ready for the other one. Unfortunately, time was not on my side and obligations to family took precedence. Here is the saw as it currently sits. I got the left side wing on there. It’s 17 1/2 inches wide (it was supposed to be 16, but I miscalculated…I bet you can all figured out how I screwed that up! Anyway, there’s no reason to com...

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